Student Resources

connect with your advisor in starfish

A student can schedule an advising appointment through Starfish in two ways!

1. Advisors may have shared their appointment scheduling link with you through email. It may also be in their email signature! 

2. You can schedule with your advisor from the Starfish Dashboard too! (See image for example)

If you are unable to schedule an appointment through Starfish, please email your advisor directly. 

Q&A About Starfish

  • Why are we using Starfish?

    We want you to succeed at KU! Starfish makes connecting with you easier and helps provide you with resources to support your success.

  • What should I do if I get a flag?

    Read the flag notification thoroughly and take action early. Remember that a flag does not mean you are in trouble- It is an early warning alert to you so that you can resolve any future issues while there is still time to do so. A meeting or email with your instructor may be needed to help get you back on track. If you need additional assistance you can use the I NEED HELP function in Starfish.

  • What should I do if I get a kudo?

    Congratulate yourself and celebrate! Keep up the good work.

  • Who can see my flags and kudos?

    Your Student Success Network can view academic-related items. Your Success Network is comprised of your instructors, advisors, and other faculty and staff that you might have a connection to such as Athletics Coaches. These individuals are visible on your Dashboard upon logging into Starfish. Remember that Starfish is FERPA-compliant and your data is secure.

  • Who do I contact if I need assistance with Starfish?

    If you need additional help, please contact us at